Jun 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

Business Administration and Management, B.A.S.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degree and Certificate Programs

(CIP 52.0201)

281-756-3812

Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Department of Education. Not eligible for Financial Aid until all approvals are complete.

PURPOSE: 

The Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management offers a comprehensive, innovative approach designed to equip students with the essential business and management skills needed for professional success in a variety of leadership positions, including Business Analyst, Project Manager, Healthcare Manager, Operations Manager, and Entrepreneurship. This approach places a strong emphasis on the balanced development of both “soft” (interpersonal and leadership) and “hard” (technical and analytical) skills. Distinguishing itself from traditional, writing-heavy programs, our curriculum is tailored to prepare students for the practical challenges they will encounter in the business world. This preparation is achieved not only through case studies but also by incorporating a wide array of innovative technologies to simulate real-world scenarios. Students will engage with virtual reality environments, computer simulations, and service-learning projects, all designed to offer hands-on experience in a variety of business contexts. These methodologies emphasize the production of professional deliverables akin to those encountered in the business environment, including business plans, marketing strategies, financial analyses, project management documents, and executive summaries.

Courses in the program leverage advanced collaborative platforms for team meetings, presentations, and live interactions with industry leaders. To ensure a deep and immersive learning experience, we utilize an 8-week term format for our 3000 and 4000 level courses, as opposed to the traditional 16-week semester. This accelerated approach allows students to concentrate more fully on a limited number of subjects at a time, thereby enhancing their engagement and understanding of the material. To assist students in effectively managing their time, the program features a standardized course structure that balances individual efforts with team collaboration. The program is designed to welcome students from a wide range of professional backgrounds and academic disciplines, making it especially appealing to traditional, non-traditional, and working adults who are looking to advance or change their career paths in business management.

REQUIREMENTS: These curricula include general education courses and general elective courses usually required in the junior and senior years of equivalent baccalaureate programs. When planning to enter this program and selecting electives, the student should clearly understand and adhere to the requirements of the general education courses and electives offered at the college which would better serve the student’s career path.   

Prerequisites


Completed an Associate of Science (AS), an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

FIRST YEAR


First Semester


Semester Credits: 15


Second Semester


Semester Credits: 12


Third Semester


Semester Credits: 9


SECOND YEAR


First Semester


Semester Credits: 12


Second Semester


Semester Credits: 12


Total Minimum Credits Required for Business Administration and Management, B.A.S.: 120 Hours


+ Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Pathways Advisor for proper course selection.

* Capstone Course

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degree and Certificate Programs